Traditional Home Sales
When you list your home, it is important to choose a real estate agency that truly has your interests in mind and takes action to get results. Big names don’t necessarily guarantee better results. It’s the experience and skill level of the agents themselves that make the difference.
Oyezz Real Estate are specialists in selling homes, whether the transaction is a short sale or not. In fact, it is the experience gained in negotiations with lender’s for their short sale clients, and the drive that is required to close that type of deal that make them excel at selling homes for all their clients.
Oyezz will take the time to inform and educate you every step of the way in order to successfully sell your home.
A Sales Partnership
Oyezz believes that selling a home is a partnership between the homeowner and agent, each doing their respective part to reach the end objective.
Oyezz uses a multi-faceted approach when selling a home and key to the process is determining the right price. A thorough evaluation is completed up front to provide homeowners with solid data with regards to price. Upon promotion, Oyezz includes heavy use of the Internet, placing the listing on 20 of the top sites including Google, Yahoo and MLS. With 85% of people looking for homes on the Internet, this is a key selling strategy. Additional promotion is gained by placing yard signs to maximize visibility.
Things that homeowners can do to facilitate Traditional home sales include:
Maximize Curb Appeal
First impressions are critical so focusing on curb appeal is important. Keep the grass green by investing in fertilizer and keep both bushes and grass trimmed and manicured. Repair all broken windows, screens and trim and make sure the front door looks great.
Kitchens and Bathrooms are key to selling the house so remove unnecessary items on counter tops and keep the decor simple. Clean and organize the cabinets. Make rooms look larger by minimizing furniture. Many homeowners will rent storage facilities to store furniture and other items.
A house is not a home without personal mementos, however, when the goal is to make the house someone else’s, it’s best to remove any personal photos allowing potential buyers to envision themselves living in the house.
Fresh Paint Goes a Long Way
Painting is a fairly easy and inexpensive way to give your home a fresh, new look. Keeping in mind depersonalization, steer clear of colors you may like but others may not. Neutral tones are a must.
Get the House in Working Order
Fix leaky faucets and squeaky doors – items that potential buyers will zero in on. Clean the carpet and make sure the house smells fresh.
Keep it Bright
Open all curtains, drapes and blinds to let the natural light in. Make sure windows are clean inside and out, especially in the kitchen and sliding glass doors. In addition, turn on all the lights and make sure all the light bulbs are in working order.
Make it Accessible
Do not lock doors or block access to any room or closet. Potential buyers want to see all parts of the house.
The items listed above go a long way in helping to sell the house, however, they are optional and dependent upon the homeowners budget.
For a short sale, the condition of the house will not affect the ability to short sale the house. It is easier to sell a house that has good curb appeal and is nicely decorated, however, it is not necessary to make the house “perfect”. Skilled short sales specialists can find buyers for houses that need work.